Garbage Collection Procedures
All residents should have received informational/educational material by mail that will explain the policies and procedures of the program and advise residents of their scheduled collection day. Please call 321-383-5755 if you did not receive the informational materials.
Questions & Updates
Please visit this page for periodic updates to the automated collection transition as these updates become available. Questions may be answered based on the current information available by calling 321-383-5755.
Cart Care & Use
- All refuse shall be placed in bags prior to deposit in the carts.
- Cardboard boxes will not be collected separately outside the cart, but should be broken down or cut into smaller squares to fit into the cart.
- Lids on carts should be kept closed at all times to prevent windblown litter, access to animals, and pooling of rainwater inside the cart.
- Carts shall not be filled in excess of 250 pounds.
- Dimensional lumber and large household items shall not be physically forced into the cart, but must first be dismantled or cut down to a size and shape that fits easily in the cart with the lid closed.
Customer-Requested Change in Cart Size
Disabled & Elderly Service
Out-of-Cart Garbage Items
Prohibited Items for Cart Disposal
Do not place the following items in your garbage cart:
- Dirt, rocks, and concrete
- Hot coals/embers
- Household hazardous or biohazardous waste (chemicals, motor oil, wet paint, etc.)
- Needles of any kind
- Yard debris
- Propane tanks
Residents who place these materials in carts such that damage is caused to the cart or to the collection vehicle, or otherwise use the carts for other purposes that result in damage to the cart, shall be liable for the replacement cost of the cart as well as a $15 new cart delivery fee, both of which will be added to the next monthly utility bill.
Residents can bring their hazardous wastes to the Brevard County Mulching Facility at the intersection of SR-405 (South Street) and Park Avenue or call the facility at 264-5009.
Provision & Use of Standardized Carts
Second Carts for Commercial Can Customers
Second Carts for Residential Customers
Normal residential household generation rates in cities that also offer separate recyclables and yard waste collection will allow all waste to fit inside of the cart. However, especially large households or households that opt not to use the City-provided recycling program may require a second cart. It is recommended that second carts be provided at an incremental monthly rate of $3 per month, which covers the capital, operation and maintenance cost and the incremental collection cost of second cart.
A second recycle cart can be requested at no additional charge.
Second Cart Return Policy
Residents who have two carts may opt to switch back to one cart at any time, thereby returning their monthly rate to the original one-cart rate. Residents must notify the City of their desire to return their second cart. The City will pick up the cart and confirm the cart is in good working condition, after which time residents will refunded their deposit on the cart, plus interest, but less any cost of repairing the cart for re-issue (if applicable).
Set-out & Roll-Back Timing & Convenience Charge
Carts that are stolen or vandalized will be replaced free of charge by the City. Households that report more than two thefts or vandalized carts over a two year period may forfeit their deposit to replace their cart, and will be required to make another deposit prior to receiving a replacement cart.